Defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo both are due new deals
Bruins have $7.3M to re-sign Carlo, McAvoy. Barring somebody Labanc’ing themselves, B’s will have to make a trade. Backes ($6M), Miller ($2.5M), Moore ($2.75M) all seem like options. Still maintain belief that you’re insane if you consider trading Krug/Krejci for pure cap relief.
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) July 10, 2019
Is a bridge deal for #NHLBruins RFA D Charlie McAvoy the best option for all involved right now?
— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) July 12, 2019
- Defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo both are due new deals, and the B’s might have to get creative to lock up two of the brightest youngsters on their blue line.
- Unless Carlo and McAvoy are willing to sign what Labanc did in San Jose, the Boston Bruins look like they might be forced to make a trade.
- McAvoy and Carlo have proven at a young age to be key pieces on the backend.
- To see more on their numbers, check out the “NESN Sports Today,” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.
- But if Sweeney doesn’t want to take that tack, if he doesn’t want to expose multiple players to waivers, the Bruins do have other options, such as going the buyout route with David Backes, whose $6-million cap hit has become an anchor in Boston.
- Trade rumors involving Torey Krug and David Krejci are still being speculated.
- Let’s face it, if Don Sweeney takes that road, it would be disaster for the city of Boston.